A Musicial Party--is a copy of No. 91. Here again, the copy deviates from the original without gaining anything by it. In the original an attendant who presents articles on a salver to one of the party, seems struck with the music mania; she joins in the song, and her upturned eyelids show her rapturous emotions; but she glances downard, as is necessary for the duty which she is engaged in. The principal sitting figure who helps himself from the presented salver, looks on the attendant, and seems to enjoy and join in her raptures. In the copy the attendant gazes profoundly up, and finds her way along the ground by instinct; while the other figure helps himself in the same manner, and instead of accompanying and enjoying her song, looks unmusically enough forward at the silent untransported spectators. [P. 132.]
Exhibition of Pictures at Dalhousie College. February 11, 1830.